Alcohol-related crashes can be avoided in almost every instance. The risk of driving under the influence is so great that it remains one of the highest factors in serious injuries and deaths on our roadways every year. But it’s not often that a truck hauling beer tips over and loses its cargo all over the roadside.
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One recent crash reported by the Springfield News-Sun was a little bit outside of what would normally be considered an alcohol-related accident. An 18-wheeler that was transporting a load of Modelo Especial rolled off the overpass and onto the pavement under the 10 Freeway in West Covina. The crash sent cans and cases of beer spilling across the roadway.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident involved a Peterbilt big rig and happened on Thursday, March 7th at approximately 6:30 a.m. at the overpass at Grande Avenue exit. The truck overturned, spilling its contents onto the Garvey Avenue underpass just below the freeway.
West Covina Police department and the CHP had to close Garvey Avenue for a number of hours while crews cleaned up the cans of beer that was littering the roadway.
So far, no reports of injuries resulting from the accident have been released by authorities. There has been no word on what may have caused the crash.